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Get What’s On updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!With an array of designer handbags lining the shelves from the likes of Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Mulberry it is a fashionista’s dream inside this Manchester store.But if you look a little closer at the bags inside the Designer Exchange Boutique, there’s a rather welcome surprise with the pricetags.For all of the bags inside this designer wonderland are “pre loved” in other words they’re second hand and so are being sold at a fraction of their original, often eye watering, prices.(Image: Manchester Evening News)But even at their reduced price, these bags aren’t cheap so if you’ve got hundreds of pounds available to splash on a designer bag, why would you go for a second hand one?Boutique director Angela Seebue says it gives fashion fans the chance to “access” brands that might be otherwise out of their price range.She launched her business, nestled inside the Royal Exchange Arcade, three years ago and says business is booming.For as well as selling on a dazzling array of designer arm candy, they will exchange or buy your unwanted handbags for cash if they’re in a decent condition and can be fully authenticated of course.Angela says: “Pre loved, or for want of a better word “second hand” has always had a bit of a stigma attached to it.”So traditionally anybody who could afford designer goods wanted to go to the stores to have that whole designer experience. But as time goes on and people’s situation change we found that there was a real gap in the market for this.”A lot of people are doing it now. It has always been done with cars, always been done with watches, so why not with the high end handbag market?”Inside the auction rooms where you can buy old police cars, designer watches and iPhones for peanutsOver at House of Fraser on Deansgate another “vintage” handbag trader, LXR, has just opened its first Manchester concession, where fans can pick up Louis Vuitton and Fendi bags at a fraction of their original price.Its “vintage” handbag offering sits nestled in the middle of the raft of new accessories and handbag brands on the ground floor of the Kendals store.The LXR concession sells a raft of Louis Vuitton and Fendi bags and House of Fraser bosses insisted when bringing the concession into store they ONLY sells brands that they don’t already sell full price in store.(Image: Manchester Evening News)Kendals senior sales manager Fran Dyson said since the concession launched in November there’s been huge interest from shoppers.She said: “We weren’t sure about it at first when it came in because when you don’t know what the product is going to be like, but all the bags are in really good condition and they are styles that don’t really date.”The Louis Vuitton bags have been flying out we sold out completely of the champagne bucket bags which were on for between to but that’s still a big saving from the original price.”A lot of people are taken aback when we explain that they are pre loved because the condition is so good.”So what sort of customer is buying up all these high end, but second hand, goodies?Back at the Designer Exchange Boutique, Angela says: “We have three different types of customers in the beginning people who just wanted to sell their bags.